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scotty71
July 20, 2017, 9:24pm Report to Moderator

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what is the best way to fit the MOCAL cooler? being my car does run hot. i have seen someone had fitted it near the rear of the engine bay? but would be looking at the front, under the rad. or around that area. any ideas?
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1968Vitesse25
July 20, 2017, 10:42pm Report to Moderator

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Behind the air inlet above the number plate.
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nang
July 21, 2017, 5:08am Report to Moderator

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If it don't run hot, why do you need it , do you race it? Too cold is as bad as too hot to me.
Only my opinion though.
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1968Vitesse25
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Scott's post say his car runs hot. An oil cooler is always a worthwhile fitment on any Triumph in these days of much higher densities of slow traffic and faster motorways. Adds a bit of extra oil capacity and disperses a useful amount of extra heat from the engine.
Triumph either fitted one as standard or offered it as an option on export cars going to countries with higher tempereatures or motorways in the long off days when we only had the Preston bypass. Most modern cars have one too.
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Jonny-Jimbo
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Comparing a Triumph to a modern car is a bit like chalk and cheese, or apples and oranges etc.

If you're going to fit an oil cooler, the normal position is in front of the radiator - just have a look at where you can install it easily. Maybe mount it vertically on the passenger side of the radiator, through the metal plate that supports said radiator?

Consider fitting an oil thermostat too, so it only cools the oil when needed. Maybe check the oil is actually getting hot too?


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scotty71
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thank gents for the reply's. I have tried different oils to see which ones could help, being I was using a 10/40 grade. but in slow traffic to Farnham car show the oil light started to glow. so now up the grade to 20/50 and now opted to run an oil cooler.
the engine is ok with 20/50 grade, and the oil light has not come back on. pressure is good.
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1968Vitesse25
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Quoted from Jonny-Jimbo
Comparing a Triumph to a modern car is a bit like chalk and cheese, or apples and oranges etc.


The laws of engineering applies exactly the same to a 1907 De Dion as a 2017 Ferrarri..
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1968Vitesse25
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Quoted from scotty71
thank gents for the reply's. I have tried different oils to see which ones could help, being I was using a 10/40 grade. but in slow traffic to Farnham car show the oil light started to glow. so now up the grade to 20/50 and now opted to run an oil cooler.
the engine is ok with 20/50 grade, and the oil light has not come back on. pressure is good.


10/40's too thin for the clearances. 20/50 is the right grade - Valvolines racing mineral oil gets a lot of positive feedback. An oil cooler gets you a couple of pints extra oil capacity.
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scotty71
July 21, 2017, 4:28pm Report to Moderator

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i will be running 20/50 from now on, with the oil cooler.
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glang
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I dont know what car you've got but are you sure the existing cooling system is working at its best? If the rad hasnt been recored recently or has the original design you could see a substantial improvement with a recore and of course flushing the system at the same time brings obvious benefits.
As well as the expense oil cooler,s by taking the oil outside of the engine, do add an element of risk.....    
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cliftyhanger
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And to reiterate a point made earlier, it is essential to run an oil thermostat. Oil too cold is very bad...


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glang
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And if you must have an oil cooler take a look at this installation for an interesting alternative:

http://www.club.triumph.org.uk/cgi-bin/forum10/Blah.pl?m-1491255016/
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GT6 M
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Oil, try,n use the Penrite stuff, 20'60, its quite decent stuff
and dont go off like quite a few doo efta a while so keeps its pressure

M


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Spitfire6
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Hi,
forget the mineral oil its not 1970 anymore.
Use fully synthetic.
Fit an oil temp sensor to see if an oil cooler is required.
Cold oil is generally worse than very hot oil over the long term.
20w50 is a poor choice today.

Cheers,
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GT6 M
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forget the mineral oil its not 1970 anymore.
Use fully synthetic.

Says Ian,

  
yip its great stuff,
BUTT, its gotta ev a good dose of ZDDP init
most modern synths aint got it

needed for yer cam an followers

one I use es loadsa the stuff init,  and it odds PSI v v well indeed

M


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